As practice continued for a third day in a row under beautiful conditions at Memorial Stadium on Saturday (Aug. 3), head football coach Mike Sanford announced that senior defensive back Larry King will be out for the season due to a knee injury suffered on Thursday, the opening day of fall camp.
King, who hasn't practiced since the opener on August 1, was injured late in the first workout of the fall. His knee injury will force him to miss the entire season. Sanford stated that the athletic training staff informed him of the news after they received the results of an MRI this morning.
On the field, the Sycamores continued their fall workouts with their third practice which was held in "Sycamore Gear", including helmets and shoulder pads. ISU is still in the five-day, NCAA-mandated acclimation period and will be in the same gear on Monday before their first workout in full pads on Tuesday. ISU will not practice on Sunday.
Indiana State continues to work on installing their systems for 2013 and spent the second half of the practice in 7-on-7 drills. The Sycamores continued to display high energy during the workouts, bolstered by the positive atmosphere of the team leaders and coaching staff.
The Sycamores also were in for a special treat following practice when the father of Connrad Nicholls spoke to the team and he along with Connrad and his brother performed a short ceremony for them from their culture. Nicholls grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Indiana State takes Sunday off before returning to the practice field on Monday. Coach Sanford and the team will host Media Day at Noon on Monday in the Varsity Club Room. Live streaming of the the events will be free on GoSycamores.com beginning at 12:30 p.m. (ET).